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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

City Wants Your Meds

Issues associated with expired meds being flushed down the toilet and the issues that's been revealed to cause has been getting more and more press over the last several years.

Don't want to put those old pills down the potty? The City of Guelph offers a solution:

GUELPH, ON, May 25, 2010 – Guelph residents can safely dispose of old or unused medication by taking it to participating Guelph pharmacies between May 25 and June 4. This annual medication clean-out initiative is spearheaded by Safe Communities on the Grand and supported by the City of Guelph.

Residents can empty their old or unused pills from their containers and place them in a plastic bag, then empty the bag into disposal containers at the following pharmacies:
  • Guelph Medical Pharmacy, 83 Dawson Road
  • Royal City Pharmacy IDA, 84 Gordon Street
  • Westmount Pharmacy, 77 Westmount Road
  • Prime Care Pharmacy, 281 Stone Road East
  • Campus Drugmart, 35 Harvard Road
  • Surrey Prescriptions, 21 Surrey Street West
  • Shoppers Drugmart, Stone Road Mall
Note: Packaging and liquid medication are not accepted.

This medication clean-out event is intended to provide safe, convenient ways for people to get rid of old medications. It’s also intended to reduce environmental pollutants that result from society’s use of medications, trace amounts of which can end up in the world’s water supply.

Guelph residents can safely dispose of prescription and over-the-counter medications free of charge at the City’s Household Hazardous Waste Depot, year round. The Depot is located at 110 Dunlop Drive and is open 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.

About Safe Communities on the Grand
Safe Communities on the Grand is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making Guelph, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and other communities in the Grand River region the safest places to live, learn, work and play.

In association with the Safe Communities Foundation, the national umbrella organization, the goal of Safe Communities on the Grand is to eliminate injuries while promoting a culture of safety through training and education.

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